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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tuskegee, Alabama

Clickable Map of Macon County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Macon County, AL (91) Bullock County, AL (23) Elmore County, AL (48) Lee County, AL (74) Montgomery County, AL (386) Russell County, AL (77) Tallapoosa County, AL (57)  MaconCounty(91) Macon County (91)  BullockCounty(23) Bullock County (23)  ElmoreCounty(48) Elmore County (48)  LeeCounty(74) Lee County (74)  MontgomeryCounty(386) Montgomery County (386)  RussellCounty(77) Russell County (77)  TallapoosaCounty(57) Tallapoosa County (57)
Tuskegee is the county seat for Macon County
Tuskegee is in Macon County
      Macon County (91)  
      Bullock County (23)  
      Elmore County (48)  
      Lee County (74)  
      Montgomery County (386)  
      Russell County (77)  
      Tallapoosa County (57)  
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1 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — 9 — "Trade With Your Friends"The Tuskegee Boycott — The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —
In 1957, local government officials in Tuskegee, Alabama sought to gerrymander the city's limits in an attempt to diminish the number of black votes in upcoming elections. Alabama state senator Sam Engelhardt sponsored Act 140, which transformed . . . Map (db m139876) HM
2 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — 119 Westside StreetHistoric Tuskegee
This two-story brick structure, built in 1870, is an example of the Italianate Style. Many of these buildings no longer exist, being replaced by later growth in downtown districts. The Italianate Style is distinguished by the large upper story . . . Map (db m100193) HM
3 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — 7 — Area Churches That Hosted Important Civil Rights Meetings — The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail — Reported missing
Churches within the African American community played an important role during the civil rights movement. They were places beyond control of white power structure, as well as locations where people could express themselves without reprisal. They . . . Map (db m139884) HM
4 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Bartram's Trail
William Bartram, America's first native born artist - naturalist, passed through Macon County during the Revolutionary era, making the first scientific notations of its flora, fauna and inhabitants. As the appointed botanist of Britain's King George . . . Map (db m99676) HM
5 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Battle of Chehaw Station
In July 1864, Union Gen. Wm. T. Sherman sent Maj. Gen. L.H. Rousseau to Alabama with 2500 cavalry to cut the rail link remaining to Confederates defending Atlanta: the West Point & Montgomery Railroad. On 18 July, 3 Union units arrived at Chehaw . . . Map (db m223941) HM
6 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Booker T. Washington
. . . Map (db m69096) HM
7 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Brief History of Tuskegee, Alabama
Tuskegee consists of 80 square miles and is the county seat of Macon County, Alabama. Tuskegee rests in the heart of the rural Alabama Black Belt and is 40 miles east of Montgomery. Tuskegee was founded by General Thomas S. Woodward in 1833 after he . . . Map (db m99679) HM
8 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Butler Chapel AME Zion Church
Before the mid-1960s, Tuskegee’s black population faced many challenges when attempting to register to vote. Furthermore, the State of Alabama redrew the town’s political boundaries in an effort to prevent registered blacks from voting in local . . . Map (db m69048) HM
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9 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Macon County Confederate Monument
. . . Map (db m99680) WM
10 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Macon County Legal Milestone
Front Macon County was created by the Alabama Legislature on December 18, 1832 and formed out of land formerly belonging to the Creek Indians. The County was named for Nathaniel Macon, a Revolutionary War soldier and long-serving . . . Map (db m99677) HM
11 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — 13 — Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church — The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church developed out of the Tuskegee Baptist Church, originally organized in 1842. Although both whites and blacks (slaves) initially worshipped at the same location, the white congregants built a new facility in 1858, . . . Map (db m139880) HM
12 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — 10 — Rosa Parks — The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913 – 2005) was an iconic activist during the mid twentieth century civil rights movement. Born in Tuskegee, Parks later moved with her mother to Pine Level located near Montgomery, Alabama. She was encouraged by . . . Map (db m134670) HM
13 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — 12 — Samuel "Sammy" Leamon Younge, Jr. — The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —
Samuel "Sammy" Leamon Younge, Jr. (1944-1966), a civil rights and voting rights activist, was the first African American university student killed during the civil rights movement. A Tuskegee native, Younge was attending Tuskegee University when . . . Map (db m139875) HM
14 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — Site of the Tuskegee Female College
. . . Map (db m205264) HM
15 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — The Oaks — Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —
The actual sight of a first-class house that a Negro has built is ten times more potent than pages of discussion about a house that he ought to build, or perhaps could build. —Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery . . . Map (db m101919) HM
16 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — The Tuskegee Veterans Administration Hospital Reported missing
The Tuskegee Veterans Administration Hospital (VA), established in 1923, is significant as the first VA hospital in the nation to be administered by an all African American medical staff. After WWI, African American veterans found it difficult . . . Map (db m101900) HM
17 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — 11 — Tuskegee High School — The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —
In August of 1963, the United States District Court M. D. Alabama sided with the plaintiff in Lee v. Macon County Board of Education. This pivotal civil rights case involved the integration of, the all-white Tuskegee High School (located on . . . Map (db m139878) HM
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18 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee — 8 — William P. Mitchell(1912-1986) — The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail — Reported missing
Following World War II, Tuskegee's black population began to grow, and many sought to register to vote. Perceiving a threat to their political power, white politicians tried to control the black vote through a variety of techniques. These actions . . . Map (db m139877) HM
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Apr. 24, 2024